The Coolest Thing To Do With Pomegranate Seeds

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Make Heart Ice Cubes of course!..

I was first captivated by the taste of pomegranates when I had a pomegranate martini whilst I was on a working holiday in America.
I jumped at the opportunity to use pomegranates in my P post for my A-Z Photo Project. This was the first time I worked with pomegranate seeds. Besides making a juice, I was unsure what to do with the seeds. I did make a juice with the bulk of the seeds, but I wanted to do something more, something as equally beautiful as the colour they possess.

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Around about the same time that I pondering what to do with the pomegranate seeds, I was simultaneously cooking up ideas of what to enter into the 50mm Experiment March 2012 Challenge. The focus on this challenge was water.  I wanted to enter a submission that was creative and allowed me to work on my food photography skills.
I put two and two together, and decided to use water and pomegranate seeds together in an obvious way. The result: Pomegranate Heart Ice Cubes.
Not only was the recipe and shoot a complete success, I also won the March Challenge! Woo hoo!

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Pomegranate Heart Ice Cubes

Makes approx. 70-100 ice cubes
Ingredients
Seeds from 1 pomegranate
Water
Chocolate mold tray with individual hearts
Directions
Remove the seeds from the pomegranate flesh using a bowl of water and drain. Check out this video on how to do just that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHyqoeB0Wlk
Using a chocolate mold tray with hearts, place three pomegranate seeds into the heart shape molds to form a three pointed star like shape. (You can also use an ice cube tray, just make sure the molds for the cubes are not too deep).
Carefully add 3-4 drops of water into each mold and place in the freezer. (This small amount of water will help keep the seeds in the star like shape. Filling the hearts with more than a few drops of water will cause the seeds to float around in the mold and lose the star shape.)
After an hour or so, the pomegranate seeds will be frozen into place. Add water to completely fill each mold. Freeze overnight.
Add the ice cubes to your desired drink and serve immediately.
Enjoy xx
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76 thoughts on “The Coolest Thing To Do With Pomegranate Seeds

  1. Ooooh how beautiful! And congratulations on winning the March challenge – totally deserved, I think! What kind of surface did you put the ice cubes on to take the pictures? Or is that the ice cube tray they’re still in?

    • Thank you! Yes I was super happy with the recipe, composure and shots. Very soft.
      The ice cubes in those photos are in the chocolate mold tray that I used. It is a clear plastic and highlighted the shape of the hearts quite nicely. It was an interesting first attempt at using ice and water together, quick, quick, quick is all I can say!

  2. Wow, wow and wow. I am not surprised you won! This is the most beautiful blog post I have seen in a long time. Short and sweet. LOVE the photos and I will definitely be making some of those ice cubes. Oh, and I’m pinning this :)

    • Wow! Thanks Amy. I am pretty happy with the whole concept – you just can’t go wrong with pomegranate seeds. The colour is so delightful. Let me know how you get on when you make them!

  3. Lovely and an adorable idea! I grew up eating pomegranate seeds- they’re so yummy. Thanks for the ‘like’ and I will be sure to check out more of your great blog ;)

    • Thank you. They are just so ‘heart warming’ lol. I have only been recently eating them…a lot of catching up to do. I really enjoy the juice to. You are welcome, I am always looking for recipes with brown rice.

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      • I’m going to try it with a regular ice cube tray, but not fill the spaces up all the way? I think shallowness is the key. If that doesn’t work, I’m getting some of those chocolate molds!

      • Yeah I am pretty certain that will work. I just have so many chocolate molds that I didnt need to get an heart shaped ice cube tray! :)

    • Thanks! Yes I am. I was incrediably happy with the whole concept and its execution, but a little surprised as to the extent of the response! Pressure is on for the next project! lol

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